Rumors Claim Galaxy S7 Might Pack In A Force Touch Display

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Galaxy S7 may have force touch
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Despite Apple’s attempts at claiming exclusivity for certain technologies, most people should be aware the company didn’t exactly invent “Force Touch”. The technology has its roots in haptic feedback, which has been around for a few generations of smartphones. The major difference is in the way the display is layered giving it multiple levels of haptic response, again, not an Apple exclusive. New rumors, coming out of The Wall Street Journal, claim that Samsung is preparing the Galaxy S7 with a “Force Touch” screen of its own. While Apple didn’t invent the technology it has made better use of it with their software and of course their marketing buzzwords.

The new Galaxy S7 is also rumored to bring in USB Type-C connectivity which really shouldn’t be a surprise, most all device makers will be switching to Type-C in the coming year. The Wall Street Journal also says that Samsung is considering adding a retina scanner on the Galaxy S7 and possibly a memory card slot (big news for those who like expandable storage). The design of the Galaxy S7 is rumored to stay the same as the current Galaxy S6 not changing much aesthetically.

It will be interesting to see how Samsung implements a pressure sensitive screen and what kind of marketing word they’ll use to counter Apple. The addition of a memory card slot is sure to please many as expandable storage is a big deal to many users. The new Galaxy S6 design is already great so keeping it the same is probably a good idea.

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  Source: Mashable
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